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Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Editorial: Right idea, but Mbalula tone deaf as usual

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula has the right to call out administrators for tardy transformation — but the issue is complex, and by treating them as the enemy, while he is doing nothing to help, is idiotic and destructive

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Editor's Note: MTN puts King in spotlight

Rob Rose asks how the private sector can claim a higher degree of accountability in the light of ludicrous payments at MTN and Anglo America

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Between the Chains: This bomb keeps ticking

Young, mis-educated, unemployed and unemployable. Sikonathi Mantshantsha asks how SA got the job of creating the future so terribly wrong

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Editorial: Dark ages return for tax haven Luxembourg

Luxembourg launches one of the most odious and morally reprehensible criminal prosecutions in recent years, seeking to jail a whistleblower and a journalist

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On My Mind: Gantries are for the birds

Sanral's bullying has failed: e-toll compliance is too low to keep the agency afloat, writes Wayne Duvenage

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Investor’s Notebook: Active managers failing to live up to performance claims

It has always gone against the grain for me to acknowledge that managers who track indices passively do a better job of growing wealth than their active counterparts, writes Stafford Thomas

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Shop Talk: Will Starbucks hype translate into return for Taste shareholders?

At this stage, many of Taste’s shareholders really don’t care how many people tweet or 'Insta' their Starbucks experience — they just want this to translate into a meaningful return, writes Zeenat Moorad

Hot stocks.

Diamonds & Dogs: PSG Group; Astrapak

PSG really is the gift that keeps on giving while Astrapak kicks off its results announcement with the phrase 'charting a new course'

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FM Ferret April 28 2016

The Force remains strong.

A blueberry sponge layer in the baked cheesecake adds a delicious element of surprise. Picture: RIANTE NAIDOO

It’s a foodie’s world: Tea and tiny cakes at the Crystal Court

High tea at the Palace of the Lost City is grand in every sense

Letters

Jacques Celliers. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

LETTER: Struggle to get FNB’s help

Maurice Blumsohn can relate to comments about FNB’s poor service

LETTER: Kept in the know

Kavendree Muthu-Kurten says Financial Mail helps keep this isolated family in touch with the world

Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

LETTER: The party’s over for the ANC

Since Thabo Mbeki’s ousting, the ANC has spiralled into decadence. It is unlikely to ever regain its stature as a party of the people

Food for Thought: A bad taste in the mouth

As the Guptas bounce back from their banking woes, the fare in Franschhoek offers little in the way of solace, writes Justice Malala

In Good Faith: Do not resuscitate

An unauthorised joyride, an attempted cover-up, and still they think they deserve to keep their health department jobs, writes Carmel Rickard

Boardroom Tails: Their slip is showing

An oversight in not bringing SAB's Zenzele BEE shareholders into the brewing megamerger a lot sooner points to a deeper problem, writes Ann Crotty

Pattern Recognition: Prince was king

The multitalented musician was also a digital music pioneer who embraced new tech as often as he broke conventions, writes Toby Shapshak

Market Watch: Another round

The chaps at HCI are a spirited bunch, but will hopefully soberly assess a sweet offer for KWV, writes

Bruce’s List: A daily guide to informed reads

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the day